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The game is afoot

Based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s novel, Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles chronicles a case in which the Great Detective and his colleague, Dr. Watson, are hired by a country doctor to discover the truth behind a mysterious family curse. The charming adaptation by Harvey Mackie, a beloved figure in the Oklahoma

‘Much Ado,’ indeed

One of the Bard’s most beloved romantic comedies, “Much Ado About Nothing” tells the story of two couples, one comprised of marriage-averse Benedick and Beatrice, the other of all-too-eager young lovers Claudio and Hero. Through the meddling of others, both sets are duped in different ways. Timothy Berg plays blowhard bachelor-for-life Benedick. His initial pomposity

‘Morrie’ or less

Based on Mitch Albom’s best-selling nonfiction book, “Tuesdays with Morrie” explores the friendship of Albom, an accomplished journalist driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch had forgotten all about his college experience until he caught a random episode of television’s “Nightline” featuring an interview with

Dark humour

A one act by Peter Shaffer (“Equus,” “Amadeus”) set during the mid-1960s in London, “Black Comedy” focuses on a momentous night in the life of struggling artist Brindsley Miller. He’s due to meet a prospective buyer for his work in the presence of his fiancé’s disapproving father. Things go off the rails when a fuse

Like the Dickens

Director Hal Kohlman has delivered a solid take on a slightly retooled adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” penned by D. Lance Marsh, artistic director of TheatreOCU, who also stars as Ebenezer Scrooge. Devoid of friendship, love or charity, miserly businessman Scrooge is warned by the specter of his former business partner that if

Don’t be a Scrooge

Lyric Theatre presents an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic that, through humor and poignancy, will delight even us professional Scrooges. It’s two hours of purely enjoyable theater. When working with such dreadfully familiar, albeit first-class, material as “A Christmas Carol,” the challenge for an adapter and director is to make the story fresh. Artistic director

Like the Dickens

Director Hal Kohlman has delivered a solid take on a slightly retooled adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” penned by D. Lance Marsh, artistic director of TheatreOCU, who also stars as Ebenezer Scrooge. Devoid of friendship, love or charity, miserly businessman Scrooge is warned by the specter of his former business partner that if

Don’t be a Scrooge

Lyric Theatre presents an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic that, through humor and poignancy, will delight even us professional Scrooges. It’s two hours of purely enjoyable theater. When working with such dreadfully familiar, albeit first-class, material as “A Christmas Carol,” the challenge for an adapter and director is to make the story fresh. Artistic director

On-fire farce

Set in a New York City restaurant kitchen, Tom Rooney’s “Flaming Idiots” is a contemporary farce that has nothing to do with mentally deficient homosexuals, but instead follows the entrepreneurial misadventures of two former postal employees in their attempt to run a gourmet health-food restaurant. One problem: Carl and Phil have no idea what they’re

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